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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (26 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“eclairs” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We get many of our specialty cakes and pastries at Karen’s place. Always strikingly beautiful and extremely tasty!

Thank RBWard2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet and quaint. Pastries very delicious sandwiches very good and just the right amount of food for lunch

Thank AWMoser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location downtown for pastries and desserts. Have been a couple of times, and her creations are just YUM YUM YUM!! The counter help has always been helpful, polite and friendly. Atmosphere is nicely decorated, cool and quiet. Well worth stopping in for coffee or...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious and mouth-watering pastries. Great place for coffee and a decadent treat! When I have out-of-town guests, I love to bring them here.

Thank SandyHavens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All kinds of delicious pastries in this bakery but the best of the best are their cakes. I have had a lot of cakes and the ones that Karen makes are delicious and works of art. They are almost to beautiful to eat. The bakery...More

Thank riceland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and pastries and desserts. Stopped here for a quick coffee while visiting Asheville and was met by a smiley server behind the counter of amazing looking desserts. The lady in front of me in line had bought a cake and the chef who...More

Thank MackBuffalo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sign outside this bakery caught my eye - lunch menu and price looked great. Inside, we found a soothing, quiet atmosphere. We ordered at the counter and then found a table. Within 5-8 minutes our lunch was served. I ordered the quiche of the...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although most restaurants/bakeries don't seem to have a lot of space for big groups, Karen Donatelli's Bakery is perfect for a date or trip with a couple of friends. Desserts are beautifully prepared and taste wonderful. The chocolate cupcake with orange icing isn't too sweet...More

Thank gaphill184240
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted a delicious cake for our daughter's birthday and found Karen Donatelli bakery based on the reviews. We procrastinated badly and called just a day before the party to see if they had anything yummy, figuring we could decorate ourselves if needed. They were...More

Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was unaware of this little slice of heaven in downtown Asheville until I googled bakeries to buy something for a friend. I decided to try it first and stopped in- and boy am I glad I did. The ambiance of this place, the tarts,...More

Thank Wanderlust3483
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David B
7 November 2015|
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Response from 92ncca | Reviewed this property |
I, too, have not heard about jazz at Donatelli's. There is summer Downtown After 5 on a nearby street. And other things like the Drum Circle. They are Asheville events -search on google- not Donatelli things.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-5751
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